Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

you sit on a throne of lies--and books

i love it when people talk to me about library policies or practices as if they were my doing--as if were the queen dictator of the library system, hell bent on not allowing them to check out their material.

because i so am.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

no hiring freezes planned


LibGig interviewed ten library directors and HR managers at public libraries to see what was in store for 2009. The results were resounding: 100 percent of the (requested) anonymous interviewees say no hiring freezes were planned.
Three questions were asked:
-Is your library going to have a hiring freeze this year?
-Will you be using temps?
-Are outsourcing services more of an option or consideration now with the current economy?
8 of 10 said they were not ready to use temps yet, but 2 said this could be an option at some point during the year. Only 5 answered the outsourcing question, saying they will not resort to that measure at this point. 3 declined to comment, while 2 said they didn't have enought information to accurately answer the question.
"We are absolutely not going to have a freeze of any kind this year," said one librarian in an email message.
According to Dr. John Sullivan of San Francisco State University, hiring freezes are detrimental to a company because it "sends a message to potential applicants and employees that the firm is not in a growth mode.
"Long or frequent pauses in recruiting may also send a stronger message that the company is in trouble."
The librarians and managers all requested anonymity.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

rip it to shreds!

i should be in bed, but... i am totally addicted to rip it to shreds! which isn't to say that i don't wear some of the shit she trashes—i'm wearing leggings-as-pants and a slouchy tank top right now (granted, i am at home in pajamaland)—but her writing is hilarious and spot-on. plus, she loves trannies, good vintage, and young adult fiction. soul mates? possibly.

Monday, February 16, 2009

st. james infirmary blues

via coal black filly

the white stripes did a cover of this song. it's pretty faithful to the original, but i have to admit: i prefer this version. cab calloway's voice is much smoother than jack white's, and the animation? superb.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

i love

cat power - sea of love

it is haunting and hopeful and a perfect reflection of how i feel about today (and this moment in particular).